Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun by Joshua Glenn and Elizabeth Foy Larsen

Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun by Joshua Glenn and Elizabeth Foy Larsen

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Slate‘s parenting writers present Unbored·a guide for parents and kids who like to have fun. Vibrantly designed by Tony Leone, this full-color, illustrated, all-in-one guide and activity book is packed with fun, doable activities that encourage kids·and their parents·to get engaged with the wider world. Join the authors and contributors Gina Bellafonte (NY Times columnist) and Jean Railla (founder of getcrafty.com) for an afternoon of demos and activities from the book’s pages.

About Unbored:

Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun, is organized into four chapter categories·You, Home, Society, Adventure·and featuring contributions from a diverse crowd of experts, Unbored offers kids ideas and inspiration to learn more. From how-tos on using the library, fixing a bike, or writing a political representative, to a graphic history of video games (and how to make one), this book isn’t shy about teaching. Hands-on activities feature classic games and experiments, as well as ones for this generation: blogging, board game hacking, code-cracking, geocaching and yarn-bombing·plus sidebars and extras, including trivia and best-of lists.

About the Authors:

Joshua Glenn is cofounder of the websites HiLobrow and Significant Objects. A former columnist for The Boston Globe, Glenn has authored and edited several books. With Elizabeth Foy Larsen, he writes a parenting column for Slate. He lives in Boston with his wife and sons.

Elizabeth Foy Larsen is a writer and editor whose stories on children and families have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, The New York Times, Parents, and elsewhere. She has worked as a newspaper, magazine, and website editor, and was a member of the team that launched Sassy, a magazine for teenage girls. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, daughter, and sons.

Tony Leone (illustrator) is an award-winning designer and principal of Leone Design, a graphic design studio and consultancy. He lives in Boston with his wife, son, and daughter.

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